Hello gentle readers.
Do you ever buy a polish, tuck it away in your untried polish stash and then a long time later finally haul it out and swatch or wear it? Well, that is what I did with this polish. Orly After Party was part of the Orly limited edition Summer neons collection. I don't know why I waited so long to haul this out and swatch it. I just do that, sometimes. I'll see it, think that it is time to swatch it, bring it out. look it over, think about it, put it back. Then, months later, do it again until I finally get it on my nails and in front of my camera.
Orly After Party is really beautiful. It is a black base packed with shimmer and microglitter in magenta, purple and blue. The consistency is a little like the Liquid Sand type polishes that are getting popular. This is an interesting formula, it is very fluid but feels sandy, kind of like polishing on paintable fine concrete. This is a one coat wonder and while it is easy to apply, I had a good deal of cleanup thanks to being over caffeinated and under fed. It dries satin, if you want it very shiny, top coat is necessary. I needed two coats of Seche Vite, as it is a thirsty little bugger. For the fun of it, I applied Orly Matte Top on my ring nail to see how this looks matte. I like it either way.
Did you pick up this pretty polish when it was available? What do you think of it? If you would like this, you could probably still find it here and there. It may be floating around in random beauty supply stores, on E-Bay or Amazon.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. have a great day and may your polish never bubble.
Orly After Party: Swatch and Review
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.